Silicon Valley Bars and Clubs 2016


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Coopervino brings a little life to the Cupertino scene.

Wine has never been more so accessible. Vintners now market themselves with bolder, quirkier labels while purveyors opt to serve them in more casual settings—namely, the wine bar. The South Bay's proximity to Napa, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Valley appellations has fueled a rise in the number of local wine bars, which often pair their selections with delectable small plates of charcuterie and artisan cheeses. From the eight-label selection with sliders-and-fries fare at The Living Room in Redwood City to the vast showcase of local vintners at Rootstock in Los Gatos, here's a guide to some great wine bars in Silicon Valley.


109 W Main St, Los Gatos

A lively Italian bistro with a wine bar and wood-fired pizza oven.


19700 Vallco Pkwy #130, Cupertino

Wine-paired dinners and weekly classes make this a full-service stop.

Enoteca La Storia

416 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

A laidback Italian restaurant with wine, small plates and a patio.

Gravity Bistro & Wine Bar

544 Emerson St, Palo Alto

A chic two-story eatery serving wine flights and apps until 1am most nights.

Madera (at Rosewood)

2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park

Upscale restaurant and patio with immaculately plated European cuisine, including the once-verboten foie gras.


217 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

A down-to-earth date spot with extensive wine selections and a quaint little patio.

Vyne Bistro

110 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose

Trendy bar, bistro and hole-in-the-wall hideaway with outdoor seating on a bustling downtown alleyway.

Vino Vino

87 N. San Pedro St, San Jose

Vino on tap (with beer for the wine-averse tagalong) in a warmly lit corner of San Pedro Square Market.

Vintage Wine

368 Santana Row, San Jose

With mostly outdoor seating smack-dab in the middle of Santana Row, it's a great place to people watch—if the people you're inclined to watch hang out in San Jose's Rodeo Drive knockoff.

Wine Affairs

1435 The Alameda, San Jose

All-day happy hour humpdays with an extensive menu of wines, cheeses and cured meats.

The Wine Room

520 Ramona St, Palo Alto

A cozy, cottage-like bistro that feels like home—if home means swanky leather armchairs, throw pillows, a glowing fireplace, warm wood accents and a vast collection of wine.

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